Recently, I visited Cambodia. I had to do my visa run. So I stayed in Cambodia for six days. Let me tell you this was a unique experience. First people are very poor in Cambodia. For God sake, they use horses, donkeys to transfer their daily goods. These are fruits, vegetables, bags of rice and other stuff. I stayed in a small city near to the Thailand's border.
Even though the city is close to Cambodia's border the people are very different from Thai people. I think they are more open. There is a different vibe with Cambodian people. Everybody wants to sell you something, that could be cigarettes, prostitutes or even drugs. Yes, that is right they tried to sell me drugs, especially weed. The guy even told me that he will hide the marijuana inside the cigarettes so nobody will notice.
I was just panicking and thinking about getting arrested right on the spot. So I quickly ran away. I never mess with drugs, especially in Asia. You can easily finish up in jail. However, people always smile in Cambodia. They always push their carts, trolleys, wagons with their horses or donkeys. I quickly forgot I was in 21 century. However, the whole experience is magical. You can see people selling gasoline and right next to the gasoline you can find coconuts, a very funny combination.
And there are houses that are just in disastrous shape. Like the hospital or old doctors place that you can see in the picture below is just an old wooden shack. I was laughing my ass off. Who would go to be checked by Dr. in that kind of office? I should have looked inside the shack, but I didn't bother. The big differences with Thailand are the hotels. The rooms are bigger and much nicer. In each room, you can see some kind of Roman styling. All the walls have Roman style sculptures. At least, my hotel looked very nice. However, the mosquitoes at night want to eat you alive. They come from everywhere, from under the door, behind the closets, from toilets. You cannot run away from them. It seems like they did not eat for one month, and they wanted some European fresh blood. That was a big minus for me. You need some kind of mosquito repellent, or a fan. Mosquito don't like blowing fans.
And it was really hard to find any vegetarian foods. I could find fruit, sweets, biscuits, cookies and regular junk foods, but seems to me that nobody is a vegetarian in Cambodia. I had to eat at the hotel buffet. The food was not that good. In Thailand, you can get vegetarian foods in many places, but not in Cambodia.
I'm posting few images below from Cambodia's trip.